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Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

UN Spotlight: The New Frontier of Virtual Reality

Monday, March 14
10:45AM - 11:05AM

One of the wonders of virtual reality (VR) is that it transports viewers to places they otherwise could not go. Just putting on a headset can transform one's living room into a yurt and put a man in New York face-to-face with a child in Mongolia. But what if we used the power of VR to take decision-makers where they need to go, to take a diplomat to the frontlines of a conflict zone or a health expert to the middle of an epidemic?

We have begun a project at the UN to bring the world's most pressing challenges home to decision makers and global citizens around the world. Through a series of VR experiences in places like an Ebola clinic in Liberia and a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, we are trying to help people with the power to make a difference understand their world better.

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